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Stability, Credibility & Longevity for Anonymous Reporting image

As school shooting tragedies continue to escalate, we have seen an uptick in inquiries for BRIM Anti-Bullying Software. These inquiries open conversational opportunities with school administrators who share their anti-bullying shopping experiences with us at BRIM which are both encouraging and frightening at the same time. Several of our “competitors” in the space are new companies that have been in business for less than a year. Their products are little more than glorified spreadsheets that do not allow for anonymous reporting or the uploading of photo / video evidence of bullying incidents. This inspired us to look back at the top 10 anti-bully software companies from our survey from 5 years ago. In just 5 short years there are only ...

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How can BRIM Anti-Bullying Software help prevent or win lawsuits? image

We live in a very litigious society in this day and age, and a very expensive one. The national average charge per hour for an attorney is $275. Good representation can be much more expensive in some areas with charges well over $500 per hour. Protracted lawsuits can take many months and sometimes years to complete all while incurring huge financial and emotional costs. It’s always best not to have a lawsuit to begin with…… Unless there’s a “paper trail” showing what action your school has taken in response to a bullying incident, it’s as if your school didn’t take any action at all. BRIM changes this. When you report an incident in BRIM, you can also report exactly what ...

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Surprising Findings from School District Anonymous Reporting Study image

At BRIM Anti-Bullying Software, we recently completed a random audit of one hundred high school and middle school web sites across the country that had links for parents and students either to get information on bullying or to report bullying incidents. The result of our audit is shocking. Almost 30% of the links were broken or non-functional with some directing the inquiry to companies that have gone out of business. Administrators that allow this to happen to should be fired for gross negligence. At BRIM Anti-Bullying Software, we check for administrative activity on our platform to ensure school and student utilization. One school web site had a link that actually launched a virus! How does this happen? Thank goodness for ...

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Anonymous Bullying Reporting Helps Students and Administrators image

BRIM Anti-Bullying Software has seen an extremely significant increase in the number of bullying incidents reported in December 2021 and in January 2022. At BRIM Anti-Bullying Software, we are also getting increased reports from bullied students directly reaching out to BRIM from schools that are not BRIM clients, which is heartbreaking. Middle and high school students so desperate for help they are searching the Internet to get someone to listen to them…… Not a single school day passes without BRIM staffers calling school administrators on behalf of these students’ plight. Many of the school’s we contact reply with highly questionable responses to the information we are sharing. Shockingly many school administrators are dismissive, uninterested and cannot seem to be bothered ...

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Give Your School Staff a 360 Degree View on Incidents of Bullying and other Safety Concerns image

A bullied student often has to deal with harassment in most or each of his or her classes. With BRIM anonymous bullying reporting, each teacher’s incident reports are combined into a single case so school staff have a complete view of the magnitude of the harassment. With this 360 view of the situation, you can take appropriate action on bullying cases. Instead of the aggressor receiving the same informal warning multiple times, you can schedule a parent teacher meeting or whatever your school’s best practices demand of the situation. Tackling bullying is not easy, but with BRIM anonymous bullying reporting the challenge becomes manageable. BRIM’s powerful analytics gives district administrators immediate, deep visibility into bullying at each of their schools. ...

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Cyberbullying Has Increased Since COVID-19 Shut Down Classroom Attendance image

BRIM has seen a rise in cyberbullying after many schools went virtual because of the virus. With so many students being stuck in their homes with boredom setting in there is additional time and opportunity for bad behaviors. With so many Internet social media forums there are almost limitless opportunities for targets and no fear of repercussions by bullies. Student targets of these bullies often do not seek help from their parents and suffer in silence especially with no personal access to school administrators or teachers during this lock-down. The BRIM anti-bullying software application is still available to students to report instances of cyberbullying and resolution can still be quickly achieved.

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SB 179 (David’s Law) Passes in Texas Against Cyber-Bullying image

SB 179, drafted by José Menéndez, cleared both House and Senate with bipartisan support in late May 2017.  Menéndez claims it would “empower schools, parents, and law enforcement to tackle cyberbullying.”  The bill, known as David’s Law, honors a high school student from Alamo Heights who was subjected to fierce cyberbullying before he took his own life last year. The bill will take effect Sept. 1 and Texas schools and districts are taking note of the implications it has on their policies and procedures.  At a high level, the bill requires better reporting procedures, notification of parents within a specific timeframe, and district-wide policies.  Although some of the sections might be difficult to interpret, some of the main points include District-wide anti-cyberbullying policies ...

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Why you shouldn’t use Google Forms for bully reporting image

G Suite for Education (formerly called Google Apps for Education) provides all of Google’s core offerings to schools.  Products like Google Forms, Google Drive, and Google Sheets typically used for personal and business use are available to schools.  It also includes a whole lot more custom tools built specifically for schools.  Google Forms, for instance, are great for sending out student surveys and even online assessments.  Some schools and districts use Google Forms for their bully and incident reporting forms.  While Google Forms might seem like a good option here we have actually found several significant pitfalls.  We would like for you to consider them as you evaluate your reporting process.  Granted, Google Forms are a step in the right direction ...

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Why Your School Needs Anonymous Incident Reporting for Bullying standard

Online, anonymous bullying reporting which can be done from the safety of a student’s home gives bullied kids a real chance to speak out against their tormentors without fear of their tormentors seeing them come forward and without having to discuss an unbearable situation with adults they may or may not feel comfortable confiding in. Bullying affects the lives of millions of students, and child and teen bullying are at an all time high. If bullied kids weren’t afraid to get help in person, anonymous reporting wouldn’t be necessary, but the truth is that bullied kids are afraid – afraid to speak out and afraid to get the help they need. In-Person Reporting Alone Is Insufficient Despite students being able ...

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